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Chraïbi, Driss 1926-2007

Works: 134 works in 858 publications in 12 languages and 7,607 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Religious fiction  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Humorous fiction  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Adapter, Correspondent, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PQ3989.C5, 843
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Heirs to the past by Driss Chraïbi( Book )

58 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seigneur Haj Ferdi is a very wealthy and powerful aristocratic property-owner in the Moroccan capital city of Casablanca. The aristocrat has grown his family inheritance into a very big fortune. He is a generous benefactor. The entire household fears and obeys the Seigneur. Haj Ferdi is diagnosed to be suffering from the terminal disease cirrhosis of the liver. He leaves his family and stays away on an island in his tomato plantation for five years. After the five years, he returns home; and is found dead two days later in Drissʹs room. All the sons come around for Hajʹs funeral ceremony. Driss, the narrator of the story, returns after sixteen years from France, leaving his French wife, his mother-in-law and son behind. The mourning lasts for ten days in Haj Ferdiʹs family, during which all the sons stay and sparsely feed together with their loneliest mother. Then, it comes to sharing Haj Ferdiʹs inheritance
Flutes of death by Driss Chraïbi( Book )

51 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first book in a trilogy that continues with Mother Spring and Birth at Dawn, this naturalistic allegory is about two Arabic-speaking police officers who set out in the Atlas Mountains in search of a revolutionary. Once in this mysterious region, the officers, with their postcolonial, Westernized manners, are challenged by the ferociously suspicious and independent-minded Berber peoples. Chraïbi illustrates the clash between the modern and the traditional, between those who are willing to make cultural accommodation and those who are assertive of ancient traditions. At the same time, in language that is sometimes acerbic and sometimes lyrical, he illustrates the predicaments common to all ordinary people, whether urban or peasant. First published in French in 1981
Mother Spring by Driss Chraïbi( Book )

42 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning with an epilogue set in the present, this novel quickly moves back to the time of the generation after Muhammad--a time when North Africa, the home of the Berber peoples, was overrun by Arab armies. With strong characters and a compelling sense of place, Chraïbi demonstrates how the Berbers tried to maintain their cultural identity in the face of the overwhelmingly rapid and powerful spread of Islam throughout their world. First published in French in 1982
Le passé simple by Driss Chraïbi( Book )

101 editions published between 1954 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Upon its release in 1954, the book had the effect of a bombshell, both in France and Morocco, which was fighting for its independence. With a rare violence, the book projected the French-speaking North African novel to major topics: weight of Islam, Women in Arab society, cultural identity, conflict of civilizations
La civilisation, ma mère!-- by Driss Chraïbi( Book )

90 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

2 sønners beretning om deres moders liv, først som underdanig hustru i 30ernes Marokko, senere som frihedskampens ildsjæl
Mother comes of age by Driss Chraïbi( Book )

37 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Setting his novel during World War II, Chraïbi opens the door on the protected and well-to- do world of an Arab woman whose role in society is restricted to that of wife and mother. At the urging of her two sons, she seeks knowledge of the larger world with all its political, economic, and social realities. Soon, she begins to develop and express her own opinions about the ongoing World War II and the domination and seclusion of women; and ultimately, she becomes an educator and activist, journeying to new intellectual and emotional realms
Muhammad : a novel by Driss Chraïbi( Book )

23 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in French and English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is the 26th day of Ramadan in the year 610, and a handsome man named Muhammad is meditating in a cave on Mount Hira. Fear grips him as he tries to sort out the visions and voices washing over him; and terrified that he is possessed, he leaves the cave to return to Mecca. The day that will transform Muhammad's life - and change the world - has begun." "That day becomes a fluid intermingling of the ordinary and a dreamlike conviction that something indescribable is about to happen. Finally, his disquiet increasing, invading his sleep and forcing him to leave his wife's side, Muhammad returns to Mount Hira to give birth to the momentous revelations within him." "This finely crafted, poetic novel captures the mystery of religious revelation as it unfolds in all its intensity, providing a unique window on Islam's Prophet."--Jacket
Naissance à l'aube : roman by Driss Chraïbi( Book )

25 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suite de ##La mère du printemps##. Une exploration de l'Islam et de son histoire, sous forme de fresque romanesque. Le récit commence à Cordoue en 711
Les boucs : roman by Driss Chraïbi( Book )

51 editions published between 1953 and 2009 in French and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un jeune écrivain nord-africain qui vit en France décrit l'atroce et sauvage misère de ces "boucs" parqués dans des refuges sordides, luttant pour préserver un minimum de dignité humaine dans des conditions matérielles en dessous de toute dignité ... Comment vivre, comment aimer, comment écrire dans un monde qui ne propose que motifs d'humiliation? du talent, de la violence dans le ton et dans le style ... Un peu trop pour moi, et un sentiment mitigé
The butts by Driss Chraïbi( Book )

12 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dehumanization of the Arabs who emigrated to "Mother France" is the subject of Chraïbiʹs second novel, echoing Simple Past. This time, however, the focus is more on the values and customs of the West, whose promises to the Islamic world appear as a facade for violence and exploitation
L'inspecteur Ali : roman by Driss Chraïbi( Book )

29 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Driss Chraïbi s'essaye à la littérature policière ... d'un genre tout à fait personnel. Ce livre entame un cycle consacré à l'inspecteur Ali, anti-héros par excellence, vulgaire et coureur. Il semble que l'auteur ait cette fois opté pour la légéreté et la dérision, mais pas par pure gratuité. N'est-ce pas la façon la plus subtile d'opérer une vive critique? Toujours est-il que Chraïbi inaugure un courant burlesque dans la littérature marocaine d'expression française
Une place au soleil : roman by Driss Chraïbi( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in French and English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'inspecteur Ali a une méthode très personnelle pour résoudre les affaires qu'on lui confie. Primo, avoir les mains libres : il se débarrasse de sa femme (qu'il fait mettre en prison!). Deuzio, être à l'aise : il exige une chambre dans un luxueux hôtel de Marrakech. Enfin, avoir l'air de faire tout autre chose qu'enquêter. Par exemple : draguer les témoins et raconter des blagues aux suspects
Inspector Ali by Driss Chraïbi( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After many years abroad, the narrator, Brahim, with his much beloved Scottish wife and two very peppy boys, returns to his home village, El Jadida, in Morocco. Having invented an alter-ego, Inspector Ali, now becoming an incubus, he finds himself "adrift" if "world famous" as the author of the too scrutible, but very Sherlockian sleuth, with great solutions to crimes to his credit. Then arrive Jock and Susan, his wife's parents from Scotland, loaded down with golf clubs and nervous expectations of a mysterious land. Islam, bankers, a statuesque cook-maid, bureaucrats, students, bakers, butchers, aging Mercedes taxi drivers, nostalgia, writers bloc, all invade and saturate this volume, crosscutting into the narrative
L'homme qui venait du passé : roman by Driss Chraïbi( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in French and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman d'humour. Roman policier (énigme)
L'inspecteur Ali à Trinity College by Driss Chraïbi( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in French and German and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mort au Canada; roman by Driss Chraïbi( Book )

8 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in French and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un ami viendra vous voir : roman by Driss Chraïbi( Book )

15 editions published between 1966 and 1982 in French and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'inspecteur Ali et la C.I.A. : roman by Driss Chraïbi( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in French and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La foule : roman by Driss Chraïbi( Book )

13 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in French and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Octave Mathuri, brave fils d'officier de réserve, malheureux professeur d'histoire sans ambition et sans autorité, n'arrive à calmer ses élèves qu'en leur racontant des histoires drôles. Un beau jour, une éminence grise voit en lui le chef idéal du pays : un benêt certes, mais sympathique, et la Foule, justement ne réclame rien d'autre. Le voilà donc propulsé à la tête de l'État. Son premier acte pour affirmer sa virilité et son pouvoir : boire six canettes de bière. Sa préoccupation principale : ne surtout pas être dérangé lorsque sa femme fait la cuisine. À travers sa lecture de La Foule, Éric Fottorino, figure incontournable de la scène journalistique et littéraire, nous invite à redécouvrir l'oeuvre de Driss Chraïbi, son humour féroce et sa grande liberté de ton. De vous à moi, je vous dis que je ne connais rien à la politique et que je n'ai aucun programme."--Page 4 of cover
L'âne : roman by Driss Chraïbi( Book )

18 editions published between 1956 and 2012 in French and Russian and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Mother comes of age
Alternative Names
Chraïbi, Driss

Chraïbi, Driss 1926-2007

Chralbi, Driss 1926-2007

Dris Chraibi

Driss Chraïbi marockansk författare

Driss Chraïbi marokkanischer Autor

Driss Chraïbi Moroccan author (1926-2007)

Driss Chraïbi romanziere marocchino

Driss Chraïbi schrijver uit Marokko (1926-2007)

Driss Chraїbi pisarz marokański

Šarībī, Idrīa 1926-2007

Shraĭbi, Dris

Shraĭbi, Dris 1926-2007

Šrajbi, Driss 1926-2007

Šrāybī, Idrīs al- 1926-2007

Šuraybī, Idrīs 1926-2007

إدريس الشرايبي

إدريس الشرايبي، 1926-2007

ادریس شرایبی نویسنده مراکشی

‏الشرايبي، إدريس‏، 1926-2007

دریس شرێبی



La civilisation, ma mère!--Mother comes of ageMuhammad : a novelInspector Ali